Between film corrosion and discrimination, a full 80 percent of silent movies made by African-Americans have been lost to history. But those that survived have some incredible stories to tell. The oldest-known, Within Our Gates, directed by Oscar Micheaux, is available to view online thanks to the Internet Archive. Continue reading Watch the Oldest-Known Surviving Film by an African-American Director
The day-long conference and trade show, travels the country’s top cities for small business bringing together industry thought leaders and experts in a hands-on environment that features more than 20+ free workshops and programs along with 100+ interactive booths, demos and brand exhibits. Continue reading Small Business Expo Upcoming Events!
Jay Z invested in Uber in 2011 and today it’s worth 200X more. Now he’s getting serious about investing in startups with plans to create his own venture capital firm, according to respected tech journalist Dan Primack’s publication Axios. Continue reading Jay Z is planning a VC fund. Here’s how his investments are doing
Other inductees include Max Martin, Berry Gordy, Babyface, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, and Chicago. Continue reading Jay Z Becomes First Rapper Chosen for Songwriters Hall of Fame
Singer to accept Harvard Foundation’s award next week Continue reading Rihanna named Humanitarian of Year
A Clemson University Ph.D. candidate decided to forgo a traditional dissertation for a more creative platform: a 34-track rap album. Continue reading Clemson Doctoral Student Creates Rap Album On Blackness For Dissertation
The mission of NABA, Inc. is to address the professional needs of its members and to build leaders that shape the future of the accounting and finance profession with an unfaltering commitment to inspire the same in their successors. The Association shall unite through membership accountants, finance and business related professionals and students who have similar interests and ideals, are committed to professional and academic excellence, possess a sense of professional and civic responsibility, and are concerned with enhancing opportunities for minorities in the accounting, finance and business related professions. The goals of the Association include, but are not limited to, the following: Continue reading Upcoming NABA Conferences!
Magic Johnson has been named president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Lakers, the team announced on Tuesday, just two days before the NBA’s trade deadline. Continue reading Magic Johnson named Lakers president of basketball operations
Dear Members, Partners & Friends,
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. This picture came from the article ” President Obama’s message to my son: Clark, dream big dreams’ ” (The Guardian, 01/13/17). According to Clark’s mother, the picture debuted on Instagram and has since floated around on the internet. It was even featured on President Barack Obama’s website last month. In light of the election results, recent events and the current climate in Washington, it is particularly powerful image to reflect on as we enter Black History Month.
BWISE is a group to empower and develop Black women who have degrees in the sciences, math and engineering (even if you no longer work in that field) and who would like to connect with others. If you want to share career experiences and be encouraged by your sisters, then this is the group for you. We will focus on moving our careers forward through personal and professional development as well as industry networking and entrepreneurship. Continue reading Black Women in Science and Engineering (BWISE) Present: Careers & Conversations
Soon after Hidden Figures was acknowledged with three Oscar nominations, a woman named Raye Montague spoke with Good Morning America about her own experience as a “hidden figure” in the Navy, Yahoo reports. Continue reading This Woman Was The Navy’s “Hidden Figure”
Ever since the bicycle craze of the late 19th century, African-Americans have contributed to the great cycling culture of this nation. Despite economic disparities, racism and even on-track violence, black cyclists have persevered, embarking on treks of epic proportion and shattering both records and barriers in the world of cycling. Continue reading Guy On A Bike: African-American Cycling Pioneers